Peineta are decorative hair combs which first became popular in the Philippines. Based on original Spanish as well as Chinese designs such combs were produced in Manila for local consumption as well as for export. Today old examples can be found all over Southeast Asia. Such combs went out of fashion when shorter hair styles came into vogue in the 20th century.

Date/Period
Late 19th early 20th century
Region
Philippines
Dimension
Object size: 3.0 x 12.0 x 6.1 cm
Accession No.
2016-00252
Material
Tortoiseshell, gold
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Category
Gold